Government & Military Testing

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Compressed Air Testing for Government

Trace Analytics proudly provides compressed air testing for all branches of the United States military and government, in addition to international governing bodies like the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Whether you’re using compressed air for diving, firefighting, aviation, or law enforcement, we can test to the specifications you need and help ensure the safety of the air you breathe.

Our AirCheck™ Kit is designed for sampling high-pressure air compressors or storage systems quickly and efficiently. The small, portable kit makes taking a sample convenient and easy to use on the go, and our lightweight sampling media makes shipment of the sample simple and cost-effective.

Government & Military Diving - Selected Air Quality Specifications

Air Quality Specification THC CO CH4 CO2 H2O DP, °F O2 N2 OIL ODOR Other
Air Force T.O. 42B-1-22 Source I Pressurized Cylinder 25 (T) 10 N/A 1000 67 -50 20-23 N/A 2.0 None Halogenated Solvents, ppmv Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), ppmv
0.2 25 (T)
Air Force T.O. 42B-1-22 Compressed Breathing Air Source II Compressor-2012 25 10 N/A 1000 N/A N/A 20-23 N/A 5 None Halogenated Solvents, ppmv Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), ppmv
0.2 25 (T)
Air Force T.O. 42B-1-22 Source II Compressor 25 10 N/A 1000 N/A N/A 20-23 N/A 5 None Halogenated Solvents, ppmv Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), ppmv Pressure Dew Point, °F
0.2 25 (T) Lowest Ambient Temperature
Air Force Compressed Air T.O. 42B-1-22 SCBA & NFPA 1989-2013 25 (T) 5 N/A 1000 24 -65 20-23 75.0-81.0 2.0 None Halogenated Solvents, ppmv Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), ppmv
0.2 25 (T)
Federal Specification BB-A-1034B-2001 Grade A Sources I & II 25 10 N/A 500 27.2 -63 20-22 N/A 5 None N/A
MIL-PRF-27210H-2009 (M) N/A N/A N/A N/A 7.0 -82 N/A N/A N/A None/Slight N/A
MIL-PRF-27401G-2013 Nitrogen Grade A Type I 58.3 N/A N/A N/A 26.3 -63.5 0.5 ≥99.5 N/A N/A Impurities, ppmv
≤5000
Navy A-A-59155-2008 Grade B Nitrogen 50 N/A N/A N/A 25 -64 0.5 99.5 N/A None Moisture Content, mg/L Particle Content, >50 microns
0.02 None
NFPA 1989-2013 25 (T) 5 N/A 1000 24 -65 19.5-23.5 75.0-81.0 2 Not Pronounced N/A
US Army Corps of Engineers Diving Operations 30.F.05.e Air Purity Standards 25 10 N/A 1000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 Not Objectionable N/A
US Coast Guard-2005 25 20 N/A 1000 N/A N/A 20-22 N/A 5 Not Objectionable N/A
US Navy Diving Air, Rev. 7 ANU/Certified Sources 25 10 N/A 1000 24 -65 20-22 N/A 5 Not Objectionable N/A
US Navy Diving Air, Rev. 7 Commercial Sources 25 10 N/A 1000 24 -65 20-22 N/A 5 Not Objectionable N/A
US Navy Diving Manual Nitrogen Grade B-2011 50 N/A N/A N/A 27 -63 <0.50 ≥99.50 N/A None N/A
THC = Total Gaseous Hydrocarbons, ppmv CO2 = Carbon Dioxide, ppmv O2 = Oxygen, volume % HS = Halogenated Solvents, ppmv
CO = Carbon Monoxide, ppmv H2O = Water, ppmv N2 = Nitrogen, volume % Odor = Odor as supplied by customer
CH4 = Methane, ppmv DP = Dew Point, °F at 0 psig Oil = Oil Mist & Particulate, mg/m3
(T) Does not include methane.
Air & Gas Specifications referenced above may be viewed and/or purchased from: CSA - Canadian Standards AssociationOSHA - Occupational Health & Safety AdministrationU.S. Navy Dive Manual
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